A federal appeals court on Thursday dismissed President Donald Trump’s lawsuit in Wisconsin that sought to declare that election officials had acted unconstitutionally during the 2020 presidential election.
A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled to uphold a lower court decision rejecting the president’s case that argues that the 2020 election in Wisconsin was conducted in an unlawful and unconstitutional manner.
That federal judge, Brett Ludwig, opined that Trump had failed to show that Wisconsin election officials had violated his right under the Electors Clause in the U.S. constitution and that his challenge lacked merit as he only objected to the administration of the election.
Instead, Ludwig said he found that Wisconsin’s presidential electors were being chosen “in the very manner directed by the Legislature,” as required by the constitution.
“We agree that Wisconsin lawfully appointed its electors in the manner directed by its Legislature and add that the President’s claim also fails because of the unreasonable delay that accompanied the challenges the President now wishes to advance against Wisconsin’s election procedures,” the appeals court panel wrote in its opinion
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